Peer of the Year

In celebration of Recovery Month, RecoveryPeople annually recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions towards supporting recovery from substance use and related mental health challenges.

Peer of the Year is awarded to an individual or affected family member who has promoted or directly supported others in recovery from substance use and related mental health challenges using their lived experience and/or recovery support training. The award recipient must:

  1. Publicly self identify as a person in recovery from substance use or co-occurring issues and/or an affected family member in recovery;
  2. Be, at the time of the nomination, a recovery advocate, a direct recovery service provider (e.g. Peer Specialist or Recovery House Manager), and/or a recovery workforce instructor or supervisor; AND
  3. Demonstrate accomplishments that reflect RecoveryPeople's mission, vision, and values.

2022 Peer of the Year Award

By Jason Howell | September 27, 2022 |

PRESS RELEASE Slade Skaggs receives RecoveryPeople’s 2022 Peer of the Year Award. In recognition of his direct support to persons in recovery, RecoveryPeople is excited to announce Slade Skaggs as…

2021 Peer of the Year

By Jason Howell | September 29, 2021 |

PRESS RELEASE Norma Reyes Named RecoveryPeople’s 2021 Peer of the Year In recognition of her direct support to persons in recovery, RecoveryPeople is excited to announce Norma Reyes as our…